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Margaret Jane Clement Camp
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Birth: Dec. 17, 1844
Spartanburg
Spartanburg County
South Carolina, USA
Death: Apr. 4, 1912
Brawley
Imperial County
California, USA

First burial at Fairview Cemetery

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Margaret Jane Clement was born December 17, 1844 in Spartanburg, SC. She married John Thomas Camp, Sr. on February 21, 1867 in Spartanburg. Fifteen children were born, eleven boys and four girls (three sets of twins). Two boys died in early childhood. In 1888 the family left Spartanburg and moved by train to Wolf City, TX, in Hunt County. They purchased a small farm. In 1889, John Thomas died and was buried in Mt. Carmel Cemetery in Wolf City. In 1899 Margaret and the children moved to Wellington, TX and bought a section of grass land. She lived on this section until her death in 1912.

In Memory of Mrs. M. J. Camp (The Wellington Leader May 3, 1912)

The death angel entered the home of Mrs. M.J. Camp on the morning of April 4th at 1:15 o'clock and called there for the devoted mother. Margaret J. Camp was born Dec. 17, 1844 in Spartanburg, SC and was converted at the age of 13 years and joined the First Baptist Church. She was married to John L. Camp February 21st, 1867. To this happy couple 15 children were born, 11 boys and 4 girls, 2 boys dying in infancy, 13 of which and 11 grandchildren were left to mourn her death. Only three of the children, Ollie, Cliff and Ella being at her bedside when the end came.

Her husband having died some twenty two years ago, left his wife a widow with this large family to provide for. Sister Camp has long been a sufferer from rheumatism and some four years ago she suffered a stroke of paralysis from which she never entirely recovered. Although a constant sufferer, she was always brave, patient and cheerful and always trusted in her savior for strength and comfort. She was very devoted to her church work and attended many times when she was unable to attend. Sister Camp had been advised by her physician to seek a warmer climate to spend the winter. In last November, she with her daughter Ella left for California and later was followed by her son Cliff and located in Brawley, California.

After going to California, her health was greatly improved. She suffered but little from rheumatism and was always happy and cheerful and took up her church work as she had always done by uniting with the Baptist church in Brawley. She was ill eighteen days only, although she was considered dangerous from the first, she never gave up until a few hours before she passed away. She talked but little about dying, but wanted to get well and come back to her old home. She suffered a second stroke of paralysis a couple of days before she passed away and was unable to talk but little thereafter. When death struck he she said "Lord I lay my life down to thee." And as the last breaths were leaving her she said "I am going home." A short funeral service was conducted Thursday afternoon at 5:30 in the Undertakers Parlor where a large crowd of relatives and friends gathered to pay a last tribute of respect to this noble character. The services were conducted by her pastor, Rev. Thomas Taylor. The choir sang very sweetly, "Jesus Lover of my Soul" and "Nearer my God to Thee." After services a large concourse of friends followed the remains to the depot where they were shipped to her home at Wellington. The funeral services proper were conducted on Monday at 2 o'clock in the Baptist church in Wellington, Texas. The Rev. J.T. Gillespie officiating.

Truly she was a noble character and only God can know how much she is missed in the home, the church and community. Let us emulate her virtues and may her Godly life teach us to live and set good examples as she always did. Texas has lost on of her noblest women. A Friend.
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siblings:
John C. Clement 1842-1901 (NM)
Louisa Clement 1845-1846
Albert Clement
half-siblings:
Elisabeth Ann Collins
James A. Collins
Sarah Thomas Collins
 
 
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 Parents:
  Isham John Clement (1805 - 1882)
  Mariah Foster Clement (1805 - 1892)
 
 Spouse:
  John Thomas Camp (1843 - 1889)
 
 Children:
  George Isham Camp (1867 - 1920)*
  William Henry Camp (1869 - 1871)*
  James Madison Camp (1869 - 1915)*
  Thomas Bomar Camp (1870 - 1938)*
  John Croel Camp (1872 - 1948)*
  Joseph Doyle Camp (1873 - 1937)*
  Layal Dean Camp (1875 - 1953)*
  Ollie Camp (1877 - 1929)*
  Sallie Camp Woodruff (1877 - 1967)*
  Eva Camp Puryear (1881 - 1963)*
  Clifford C. Camp (1882 - 1957)*
  Ethel Camp Cooley (1882 - 1960)*
  Juddie Britton Camp (1883 - 1885)*
  Dero C Camp (1885 - 1969)*
  Ella Mae Camp Duke (1887 - 1974)*
 
 Siblings:
  Elizabeth Ann Collins Bishop (1827 - 1895)**
  Sarah Thomas Collins McDowell (1833 - 1908)**
  John C. Clement (1842 - 1901)*
  Margaret Jane Clement Camp (1844 - 1912)
  Louisa Clement (1845 - 1846)*
  Albert Patterson Clement (1847 - 1906)*
 
*Calculated relationship
**Half-sibling
 
Inscription:
Wife of John T. Camp
 
Burial:
South Fairview Cemetery
Wellington
Collingsworth County
Texas, USA
Plot: Section 7 Row 1
 
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Originally Created by: ATK
Record added: Feb 24, 2010
Find A Grave Memorial# 48710828
Margaret Jane <i>Clement</i> Camp
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Margaret Jane <i>Clement</i> Camp
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Margaret Jane <i>Clement</i> Camp
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Thinking of the wife of my 2nd cousin 6x removed; may she rest in peace as she.
- Patricia Williams Curry
 Added: Nov. 27, 2013

- Rhita_in_SC
 Added: Jul. 17, 2013
This was my husband's 2nd Great-Grand Aunt. What an amazing woman you were! May our Lord hold you forever in His loving arms!Loretta Petty Sweeney
- Loretta Petty Sweeney
 Added: Jul. 14, 2013
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